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Deke's Techniques 85: Designing a Seamlessly Repeating Hex Pattern in Illustrator CS6

Deke's Techniques 85: Designing a Hex Pattern in Illustrator CS6

By now, a few of you may be using Illustrator CS6. In which case, you have access to the new Pattern Options panel, which---among other things---allows you to create hex patterns. By which I mean, patterns that are organized into hexagonal tiles instead of the regular old rectangular ones. And it designs the patterns seamlessly, with remarkably little planning on your part.

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Smart Nautilus

Author: 
chiehanshop
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Anything Goes!
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Create a smart nautilus in Illustrator CS5 by using the spiral tool and transform filter. Use a suitable gradient with leaves trees or stars for decoration. 

Deke's Techniques, The Final Challenge: Anything Goes

Hey gang,

Deke's Techniques: The Challenge has officially entered its final phase, in which I invite you to create a video on anything you want. I call it Anything Goes.

Deke's Techniques: The Anything Goes Challenge

I like this graphic that I created because it leaves so much to the imagination. What could that word with the asterisks (*) be? I think it means "shuck-e-darns" but, alas, I'm not a good speller. Read more » 

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Spooky Halloween

Author: 
amrosenthal
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Illustrator Challenge
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A fun, fast, fall pumpkin illustration that includes a quick and easy way to make spooky lettering.

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A Pattern Emerges

Author: 
Desdiner
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Illustrator Challenge
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How to create half drop and random patterns in multiple color ways using Adobe Illustrator CS5.